A shaft is a long thin piece of wood or
metal that forms part of a spear, axe, golf
or other object. ... golf clubs with steel shafts.
A shaft of light is a beam of light, for example
sunlight shining through an opening.
Shafts can carry gears, pulleys,
and sprockets to transmit rotary
motion and power via mating gears,
belts, and chains. Alternatively, a shaft
The term shaft usually refers to a component
of circular cross section that rotates and transmits
power from a driving device, such as a motor or
engine, through a machine. Shafts can carry gears,
pulleys and sprockets to transmit rotary motion
and power via mating gears, belts and chains.
: the trunk of a tree. b. :
the cylindrical pillar between the capital and the base.
c. : the handle of a tool or instrument (such as a golf club)
A shaft is a rotating machine element, usually circular
in cross section, which is used to transmit power from
one part to another, or from a machine which produces
power to a machine which absorbs power.
The drive shaft (also called propeller shaft or prop shaft)
is a component of the drive train in a vehicle,
with the purpose of delivering torque from
the transmission to the differential,
which then transmits this torque to the wheels
in order to move the vehicle.